This is an important time for St. Mark's School of Texas. Once again, we have embarked on our strategic planning process known as Goals for St. Mark's. In its fourth iteration since 1984, Goals for St. Mark's IV will help us define the School's future. Over the next year, we will work to articulate our vision, establish our most important aspirations for the coming decade, and focus our community on the future. We will review our current programs and facilities, study trends in education, engage members of our diverse community, and dream of the future. Goals IV will respond to growth opportunities for our School, our students, our faculty, our community, and our global community.
For the past nine months, School leadership and the Board of Trustees have worked to set this project into motion. During the summer, we formed a leadership team to give oversight to the process, and now our Planning Committee is hard at work. During the fall, following a detailed process, our leadership team selected a strategic planning consultant, RJ Valentino of The Napa Group, who will partner with the Planning Committee to guide us through this process. Their firm has extensive experience working on strategic plans for educational institutions and will be a valuable resource for the School.
Paramount to the success of developing Goals for St. Mark's IV will be the input gathered from our parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. In the coming months, we will reach out to all members of our community to seek their experience, wisdom, and ideas on how to strengthen the School we love.
Thank you, in advance, for your active participation in this process. We look forward to working together to advance the mission of our School.
David W. Dini, Eugene McDermott Headmaster
Taylor H. Wilson ’81, President, Board of Trustees